Richie Incognito is back.
The veteran guard has agreed to a one-year deal with the Raiders, NFL Media reported, citing unidentified sources.
Incognito’s agent, Ken Sarnoff, confirmed the signing on Twitter as he congratulated his client.
Congrats to client @68INCOGNITO on signing with the @Raiders. #Youngmoneyfootball #JustWinBaby #RaiderNation
— Ken Sarnoff (@KenSarnoff) May 28, 2019
The Raiders had expressed interest in Incognito earlier this offseason and even hosted him for a visit last week.
Incognito, 35, retired after the 2017 season, then changed his mind. But the Bills released him in May 2018 and he didn’t play last season.
When he announced his retirement, Incognito said he was suffering from liver and kidney failure brought about by stress.
He has also been involved in several controversial incidents during his career. He was suspended in 2013 for threatening and bullying Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. In January 2018, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accused Incognito of using racial slurs in a playoff game.
Incognito then found trouble once again in May 2018, when he was placed on an “involuntary psychiatric hold” after an altercation at a Florida health club.
He was initially selected by the Rams in the third round of the 2005 draft and played with the Dolphins from 2010-13 in addition to his two stints in Buffalo.